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Reading vs Norwich – Norwich set to fall further down the table

| 12.11.2010

Norwich may sit fifth in the Championship, but after starting October in third place, Norwich have taken just six points from their six games and are in danger of falling out of the play-off zone with a loss to Reading.

Reading have faced the top two in the Championship in consecutive games and after a disappointing away defeat to Queens Park Rangers last Saturday, Brian McDermott’s side were moments away from beating Cardiff City on Wednesday before a late Jay Bothroyd strike.

Match Odds

The two sides have faced each other four times since division one became the Championship, and Reading have won all four matches, scoring nine times without conceding a goal.

McDermott’s side are 1/1 to beat Norwich in Sunday’s evening kick-off and considering Reading have lost just one of their last six games at the Madjeski stadium, they offer decent value in the Championship betting market.

Norwich have won just one of their last six games, including a home loss to bottom of the Championship side Crystal Palace, and are 11/4 to beat Reading.

Total Goals

Considering their record of four clean sheets in their last four games against Norwich, the 6/4 available for Reading to keep a clean sheet looks great value.

Norwich have managed just nine goals in eight games on the road this season, and Reading have three clean sheets from their eight home games, but there has been 17 goals in Reading’s last four league games and 11 in Norwich’s last four.

Shane Long has managed three goals in his last two appearances against the Canaries and the Reading front man is 9/2 to score the first goal.

Despite the clubs seeing plenty of goals recently, the ties between the two are usually tight affairs and under 2.5 goals is priced at 5/6.

A 2-0 win for Reading is available at 8/1. See the full Reading vs Norwich betting odds here.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.